Vikings (2013– )
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Trial 

The Vikings head back to England to see what other treasures this new world has to offer. This go round Ragnar and his crew sail out with Earl Haraldson's permission.

Director:

Ciaran Donnelly (as Ciarán Donnelly)

Writers:

Michael Hirst (creator), Michael Hirst
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Travis Fimmel ... Ragnar Lothbrok
Katheryn Winnick ... Lagertha
Clive Standen ... Rollo
Jessalyn Gilsig ... Siggy Haraldson
Gustaf Skarsgård ... Floki
George Blagden ... Athelstan
Gabriel Byrne ... Earl Haraldson
Ivan Kaye ... King Aelle
John Kavanagh ... The Seer
Vladimir Kulich ... Eric
David Pearse ... Svein
Nathan O'Toole ... Bjorn Lothbrok
Tadhg Murphy ... Arne
Diarmaid Murtagh ... Leif
Jefferson Hall ... Torstein
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Storyline

Ragnar insists that they wait until the next day to attack the village - knowing it's Sunday and that most will be at mass. They sack the village and Knut rapes one of the women. When Ragnar's wife intervenes, Knut tries to rape her and she kills him. They return home but Earl Haraldson accuses Ragnar of murdering Knut and orders a trial. Desperate to get a conviction, he offers Rollo a bribe to get him to testify against his half-brother. Written by garykmcd

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Country:

Ireland | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Norway

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

WILHELM SCREAM: Heard on the beach scene, when the last Saxon soldier killed with an axe. See more »

Quotes

Rollo: Up onto the overturned keel. Clamber, with a heart of steel. Cold is the ocean's spray... and your death is on its way. With maidens you have had your way...
Lagertha LothbrokLeif: [shouting] Each must die some day.
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Vikings End Credits Theme
Composed by Trevor Morris
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Decent enough, though quite flawed
22 May 2013 | by huttyjabbaSee all my reviews

The show is OK for just killing time, but there are so many errors I have to turn off my brain to watch it.

The name-thing is already mentioned. An earl is earl first-name, not earl last-name. Fjords and mountains in Denmark? They barely have hills above 100 m there. Norway is the place to find fjords with huge mountains. Sweden doesn't have fjords with mountains either.

Gabriel Byrne serves no function. A Viking society wouldn't have tolerated a purely parasitical leader like that. To us viewers he doesn't make any worthwhile contribution to the community whatsoever. Everybody has swords, so if you're put on top, the dudes with swords below you has to be better off with you on top, otherwise you wouldn't be there. He's simply cartoon evil. Dissing a hero like our brave Ragnar should have been the end of him.

And what is up with the accents? Why bother doing accents if the result is that characters within the same family have widely different accents? What is wrong with just plain English? Ragnar speaks fluent English, while his sun has the lamest "Scandinavian" accent I have ever heard, and the wife's accent is just straight out of Skyrim, I'm hoping the arrow to the knee will hit her throat instead.

Overall decent, because there is blood and it is vaguely based in history.


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